Saturday, November 12, 2011

For The Birds...

Okay, I revamped the bird artwork I was working on yesterday.  Who knew what I thought would be the easiest project on the list for the bedroom, would turn out to be the most time consuming! 
I am still in the process of gold leafing the frames, so these pictures are only with mats. I have never gold leafed anything before. In the beginning, I was so worried about handling the fragile gold sheets. Then I became a little more confident, and whipped right through 3 frames.  Now I'm wondering what else can I gold leaf? Hmmmmm.
Autumn thought I could knock-off the Ballard Design bird pictures for the room, except add gold leafing to existing frames.  Much, much trickier than it looks. One wrong slip with the scissors and you have a weird looking beak and bird! :) 
 I did bookmark this Ballard Design knock-off  by Lindy from Cottage Hill, when I saw it on Knock-Off Decor several months back.  It was a life saver and she did such a great job with her birds.  I can REALLY appreciate it now! Lindy also shares a printable if any of you want to try this. No ugly beaks if you use her copy.  I started tweaking mine a little...and got off course!

 I'll be back on Monday to share more projects for the room, and a better picture of the birds with frames. 
  I need a day of rest...and  I also get to help my son build a pueblo diorama due Monday! 
 Such procrastination! :)


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your bird artwork turned out great. Hope you and your son got the diorama done. We haven't had to do one of those around here in years. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Tammy

Jackie said...

The artwork is always simple but elegant. Love the projects, keep up the good work.


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